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Guidant Corporation, a world leader in the treatment of cardiac and vascular disease, named Dana G. Mead, Jr. '82, currently president, Japan, Asia/Pacific, to the newly created position of vice president, corporate relations and policy, reporting directly to Guidant's President and Chief Executive Officer Ronald W. Dollens.

In this new role, Mead will have responsibility for Guidant's investor relations, corporate communications, corporate marketing and public policy initiatives.

“Dana's operational success within Guidant and breadth of business experience provide a foundation from which we can draw to clearly articulate our direction and position to our constituents,” commented Dollens. “He has been very instrumental in improving our results and operating capability in Japan during the past two years. We look forward to his leadership and guidance in this new strategically important role for our company.”

Since joining Guidant in 1992, Mead has held various positions of increasing responsibility including vice president and general manager, Guidant Cardiac & Vascular Surgery Group. In 1998, Mead was named vice president and general manager, Stents, Guidant Vascular Intervention Group. He was promoted to his current position in 2000.

Mead majored in government at Lafayette and holds an MBA from the University of Southern California.

Guidant Corporation, with more than 10,000 employees, develops, manufactures and markets a broad array of products and services for cardiac and vascular patients.

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